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Single Trip Travel Insurance

Our single trip policies are suitable for trips from four days to 24 months, and cover everything from a dirty European weekend (mountain biking, obviously) to a working holiday in Australia. Choose from European or worldwide cover, with a choice of four levels of inclusions.

Why choose STA Travel Insurance

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Free 24/7 GP access

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Over 100 adventure activities included

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Cover for mobile phones, laptops and more^

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Up to £15 million medical expense cover

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Up to £10,000 cancellation cover

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Up to £3000 personal possessions cover

Single-trip insurance policy highlights

100+ activities and 7 days wintersports cover included on Standard and Premier policies
From abseiling to scuba diving, we cover over 100 activities for all you adrenaline junkies. Not only that, but we automatically include 7 days FREE wintersports cover on our Single Trip policies and 21 days on our Annual policies.

Cancellation cover starts from the date of purchase
Unfortunately sometimes planned trips have to be rearranged or cancelled altogether. Make sure you’ve got cover as soon as your flights are booked by booking your insurance at the same time.

Extend your policy on the road if your plans change
You can extend your policy up to 24 months in total while you’re away.

One trip home permitted on policies over 6 months
Someone’s special birthday, a wedding or you just want a hug from your mum?! You can fly back home once during your travels without invalidating your policy.

Cover for working holidays, study abroad programmes, ski seasons and more
Our policies cover working holidays, studying and volunteering all over the world including Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA.

All pre-existing medical conditions considered on Standard and Premier policies
All pre-existing medical conditions considered on our standard, premier and premier plus policies.

Access to a UK GP helpline 24/7
Wherever you are in the world, speak to a UK GP whenever you need. We partner with Medical Solutions, the largest provider of private GP services in the UK to offer you a medical advice service free of charge whilst you are outside of the UK for the duration of your travel insurance policy. Their doctors are experienced NHS practising GPs in the UK.

  • Speak to a doctor at a time and place that suits you.
  • Book a video or phone consultation via the GP 24/7 App.
  • 24/7 availability by phone.
  • Video consultations available 7 days a week.


Provided free of charge on all standard, premier and premier plus policies.

Choose your policy type

We offer Blue policies for those under the age of 35 and Gold policies for those under the age of 66. We have three geographical areas of cover - Europe, Worldwide Excluding the USA and Worldwide Including the USA - and you can choose between Budget, Standard, Premier or Premier Plus to get the appropriate cover for your trip.

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AUTOMATICALLY INCLUDED ACTIVITIES
  • Abseiling
  • American Football**
  • Archery
  • Ballooning (organised excursion)**
  • Bamboo Boat Rafting
  • Baseball
  • Big Foot Skiing**
  • Black Water Rafting**
  • Bobsleigh/Skeleton/Luge**
  • Boogie Boarding**
  • Bouldering
  • Bungee Jumping**
  • Canoeing
  • Canyoning
  • Cave Tubing
  • Caving
  • Cricket
  • Cycle Touring
  • Cycling
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Dog Sleighing**
  • Elephant Trekking
  • Fencing
  • Football**
  • Frisbee
  • Glacier Crossing/Hiking
  • Gliding**
  • Go-Karting
  • Hang Gliding**
  • Helicopter/Light Aircraft (as a passenger)
  • Heliskiing/Boarding**
  • High Diving (platform only)**
  • Hiking under 6000m
  • Hockey (field only)**
  • Horse Riding (casual with no jumping)**
  • Horse Trekking
  • Hot Air Ballooning**
  • Ice Climbing
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Boating/Shotover Jet
  • Jet skiing**
  • Kayaking
  • Kite Buggying
  • Kite Skiing
  • Kite Surfing
  • Lacrosse
  • Marathon Running/Triathlon**
  • Martial Arts Training*
  • Micro Lighting**
  • Motorcycling up to 125cc when a valid UK motorcycle licence is held and wearing a helmet
  • Mountain Biking (not off road)
  • Mountaineering (with ropes)
  • Off-Road Mountain Biking
  • Overland Expedition
  • Paintballing
  • Parachuting**
  • Paragliding**
  • Parapenting
  • Parapenting (behind a motorised vehicle)
  • Parasailing (behind a boat)
  • Potholing/Caving (as part of a group)
  • Quad Biking
  • River Boarding**
  • River Kayaking**
  • Rock Climbing (with ropes)
  • Roller Blading
  • Rugby**
  • Safari
  • Sail Boarding
    Sand Boarding**
  • Scrambling
  • Scuba Diving (down to 30 meters only)
  • Sea Canoeing
  • Sea Kayaking**
  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Show-jumping**
  • Skate Boarding**
  • Skiing (off piste with a guide)**
  • Skiing (on piste only)**
  • Skiing Cross Country**
  • Skydiving
  • Snow Blading (on piste only)**
  • Snow Kiting**
  • Snow Mobiles/Skiddoos**
  • Snow Shoeing**
  • Snowboarding (off piste with a guide)**
  • Snowboarding (on piste only)**
  • Surfing
  • Tobogganing
  • Trekking under 6000 metres
  • Wake Boarding**
  • Water Polo
  • Water Skiing**
  • Weightlifting
  • White Water Rafting (grade 4-5)**
  • White Water Rafting (grades 1-3)**
  • Windsurfing
  • Yachting (in territorial waters)**
  • Zip Wiring/Climbing
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Activity inclusions are based on the Premier/Premier Plus policies. Check the individual policy details for your selected policy for full activity inclusions. *If any of the activities marked with an asterisk are the main purpose of your trip you must purchase a sport trip or winter sports policy.

Travel insurance frequently asked questions

Should I declare my pre-existing medical conditions on my Single Trip Travel Insurance?

You must declare any pre-existing medical conditions you would like to be covered for on your policy. We consider cover for all conditions on our standard, premier and premier plus policies. Once you have purchased your policy you will need to call the confidential STA medical screening helpline on 020 8603 9573 to discuss whether your condition can be covered and if there is any additional premium to pay.

If you would prefer not to pay for additional cover you can either choose to travel on your policy without cover for the pre-existing condition you have declared or you can cancel your policy within the 14 day cooling off period without penalty.